FLU SHOT VACCINE
What is a flu shot?
The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be the most common during the upcoming season.
In winter, everyone stays inside, with the windows tightly shut. This prevents fresh air from circulating in the home. These are the conditions viruses love. Influenza is a serious disease and a vaccine is the best way to avoid catching it. The vaccine doesn't make you sick. A sore arm for a day or so, where the injection is given is about the worst that will happen. A school is also an ideal place for germs and viruses.
For parents with school-age children, it is especially important for both the parents and children to get the flu shot. For the kids, a nasal spray is available - which accomplishes the same thing as the injection - so they don't even have to be afraid of getting a needle.